SOUTH LIBERTIES GAA CLUB NOTES
SPECIAL VISIT FROM MAYOR OF LIMERICK MICHAEL COLLINS
Ba mhaith linn ár mbuíochas a ghabháil le méara Luimnigh Mícheál Ó Coileán, a thug cuairt orainn i bPáirc Uí Dhubhlaigh.
Last Saturday at 2pm in Dooley Park, we were honoured to have Councillor Michael Collins pay us a special visit, to present the Club with a framed scroll acknowledging our contribution and assistance to the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our own local man, club member and ex councillor Eddie Wade was present along with committee members – Chairman Mike Fitzpatrick, Eamon Fitzgerald, Diarmuid Kelly, Aideen Fitzpatrick, John Godfrey, our parish priest Fr. Tom Mangan and Geraldine Hayes from the Community Association. Mike Fitzpatrick thanked John Godfrey for his donations of sanitiser and also Declan Brosnahan, Covid Supervisor, for his diligent work in the reopening of the club grounds. Mr Collins made reference to the fact that the Limerick City and County Council were the first local authority to lead out on the covid response right across the Country. He also mentioned how the Limerick GAA Clubs are a huge part of all communities and parishes around the county and their assistance to the vulnerable was vital. Visit our website to see photos on southlibertiesgaaclub.com
CLUB LEAGUE 2ND ROUND GAMES OF 2021
Our second opponents of the East Senior Hurling League were Ahane GAA and the game was played in UL last Saturday at 6.30pm.
We were first on the scoreboard with a point from Brian Mc Donagh within the first minute. It was almost point for point between both teams in this first half. We led at the water break 0-06 to 0-05. We only got 3 points then before the half time whistle while Ahane notched up 8 putting them 3 points up at half time.
The wind seemed to change against us then and when Ahane were awarded a penalty 6 minutes into the second half we seemed to drop the heads somewhat. Our passing game was off target on numerous occasions and the Ahane boys took nothing for granted and grinded out their first win of the league, after falling to Doon the previous week.
Final Score Ahane 1-25 to South Liberties 0-14. Our Round 3 game will be against Pallasgreen next Saturday. Pallasgreen have won their first two games against Cappamore and Murroe Boher.
We played our second East Junior League hurling game Sunday morning away to Murroe Boher looking to follow up on last week’s win against Pallasgreen. In an even enough first half we were a point ahead at the break on a score line of 1-06 to 0-08. We started the second half strongly and had increased our lead to 5 points by the midway point of the second half. Credit to Murroe Boher they fought back gamely and with 10 minutes to play had reduced our lead to a single point. However, we took control in the last 10 minutes and pulled away again to record our second win on a score line of 3-17 to 0-18.
Panel Sean Keane, Kieran O Brien, Stephen Noonan, Michael Meaney, Derek Lynch, Enda Meaney, Cathal O Neill, Mike Keane, Shane Kilcoyne, Ben Garry, Mike Moynihan, Conor McNamara, Stephen Kilcoyne, Barry Walsh, James Moynihan, Niall Corcoran, David O Neill, Hugh Dunne
It was with huge delight last week that we witnessed so many of our academy boys return to pitches playing games.
First out were the U11 boys Tuesday evening against Monaleen with almost 30 boys togging out in the Green and Gold.
On Friday evening, 40 U9 lads went to Pallasgreen where we hear one of them broke their first ever hurley.
From this week on, the U/15 boys will be out every Monday evening, U/11’s every Tuesday, the U17’s will start on June 30th and every Wednesday after that, the U13 boys every Thursday, the U/9’S are out again Friday July 2nd and 16th. The U7’S will play on Saturdays June 26th, July 3rd, July 10th, July 17th and July 31st.
We wish the very best of luck to the South Liberties/Crecora-Manister Minor boys for this coming Friday. They will play the Minor A Football Final from 2020 in Bruff at 7pm V Adare. It would be great to see some silverware for the two Clubs to start off the playing season.
We wish to extend our gratitude to the following voluntary people that showed up at the grounds last Thursday evening to assist with the tidy up of the ditches etc prior to the Walking Track development.
Cathal Ryan, Shane Mc Mahon, Joe Clancy, Andrew Grimes, Ger Moynihan, Dermot Kelly, Maurice Barrett and Mike Fitzpatrick.
Next Saturday June 26th, Luimneach Senior Footballers will get their 2O21 Munster Senior Football Championship underway when they play Port Láirge in LIT Gaelic Grounds at 3pm.
Wishing Billy Lee, his background team and all the panel the very best of luck.
Congratulation to the Limerick Senior Camogie Team who opened their Munster campaign with a win over neighbours Clare. Final Score Limerick 2-11 to Clare 1-09
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW
The Club Limerick Draw for June will take place this coming Saturday morning. This month’s star prize is a 75” Flat Screen TV, in association with Jack Fitzgerald Electrical – Limerick’s Number 1 Electrical Retailer. You can still enter the draw and be in with a chance of winning the top prize of €10,000 among many other cash prizes along with supporting South Liberties GAA.